I recently moved from a Blackberry to Windows Phone 8. I would like to set up a couple of recurring alarms. One for every other Monday and another for the last day of the month. It was easy to do on my Blackberry, but I can't figure it out with Windows Phone. Is this possible with the stock alarms app?
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If 'Every other Monday' means every Monday from now on, you can do that with the alarm app.
Last day of the month is something that is possible with the calendar app. I created an appointment (in my case I used the web interface of calendar.live.com) and added an reminder for the last day in a month. The appointment has successfully shown up in the phone. Note: unfortunately, the custom entry in the list for creating that series has no functionality. You can do this only using another app or account that syncs those appointments to the phone.
Last day of the month is tricky because of the different number of days per month but could be approached as follows; 1) Create a calendar entry for the first day of the month 2) set Occurs to 'day 1 of every month' 3) set the Reminder to be '1 day'.
That will alert you on the last day of the previous month and will not worry about how many days in the month there are!
It's a kludge, but it does the job! Good Luck!!